Finding Felix Project

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Berlin, Germany
The Finding Felix Project is a work for screen and publication from Katy Kavanaugh, a curator and filmmaker (katykavanaugh.weebly.com). A fellowship from Stanford University and The Freie Universität- Berlin allowed her to return to the Berlin Film Festival's 35 year-old Generation (formerly Kinderfilmfest) to collect evidence of the directive impact that international films seen in childhood can have toward shaping the breadth of a person's view of the world and the decisions they make. This investigation focuses on one eleven year-old film festival-goer whom Kavanaugh met while serving on the Kinderfilmfest's international jury in 2001. Ten years later, Kavanaugh wants to know how a childhood full of international films influenced Felix's life so far. Meanwhile, with help from Media Consultant Tina Toepfel and Gintare Malinauskaite, PhD History at Humboldt Universität, Felix has been found and is now in post-production. To help meet its completion goal, please consider contributing via our fiscal sponsor, Cinefemme.net.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Animator Michel Ocelot offers rich insights to the magical stories he tells...

Animator Michel Ocelot's PRINCES AND PRINCESSES and KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS have created brilliant memories for audiences young and adult around the world.  Here he gives insight to the stories he tells through his own vivid recollection of his first film seen in his childhood in Afrika.  He also makes a good argument for the meaning of "international" for a child.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Moritz Klein and Vincent Förster on the most innovative films of the 2011 Berlinale Generation program.


Moritz Klein and Vincent Förster are two of Felix's peers who both served as young journalists and members of the youth juries at the Berlinale Generation section.  In this excerpt from their interview, they discuss the innovative films of the 2011 program.